Meaning of PROTECTIVE in English

PROTECTIVE

adj. & n. topdash.adj.

1. protecting; intended or intending to protect.

2 (of food) protecting against deficiency diseases.

--n. something that protects, esp. a condom.

Phrases and idioms:

protective clothing clothing worn to shield the body from dangerous substances or a hostile environment. protective colouring colouring disguising or camouflaging a plant or animal. protective custody the detention of a person for his or her own protection.

Derivatives:

protectively adv. protectiveness n.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.